The National Examinations Council has announced a shift in the date of its Basic Education Certificate Examination from May 8 to May 10.
The Registrar, Prof. Promise Okpala, who announced the new date on Thursday in Minna, said the shift was due to the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja.
Okpala said that the examination timetable had to be adjusted because of the closure of public institutions in the FCT which also affected schools.
He said examination materials could not be released while schools in other parts of the country were closed, noting that doing so would affect the credibility of the examination.
He said that the examination would now hold on May 10 and end on May 24.
He said French Language and Business Studies examinations, scheduled to hold on Thursday May 8, and Friday May 9, would now hold on Friday May 23, and Saturday May 24, respectively.
He said this was to allow for uniformity in the conduct and safeguard the credibility of the examination.